Letirim GAA fans can start booking their holidays for the May Bank Holiday weekend after Connacht GAA confirmed that Sunday, May 5, will be the date of Leitrim’s clash with New York in Gaelic Park next year.
The Provincial Council released their championship fixtures programme for 2013 and although dates have yet to be finalised for the remainder of the championship and the FBD League, Leitrim teams now know who they will face in next year’s championships.
Also last week, the GAA released a list of provisional fixtures for the Allianz League with the big news that Leitrim will have only eight games after Kilkenny withdrew from Division 4, a move that may free up more dates for club games next year.
Leitrim will open the Allianz League with a trip to Limerick on Sunday, February 3, followed a week later by their first home game against Clare. There are further home games against Offaly, Waterford and London with away trips to Carlow and Tipperary.
In the Minor Championship, Leitrim face Mayo in a preliminary round encounter on June 22, with the winners taking on Galway while in the U-21 Championship, Leitrim will face Roscommon on Saturday, March 23.
In the Junior Championship, Leitrim will face either Sligo or Mayo in the Semi-Finals.
The full list of games available at the moment are (League Fixtures are provisional):
Sunday, February 3: NFL Div 4: Limerick v Leitrim
Sunday, February 10: NFL Div 4: Leitrim v Carlow
Sunday, March 3: NFL Div 4: Carlow v Leitrim
Sunday, March 10: NFL Div 4: Leitrim v Offaly; NHL Div 3B: Leitrim v Longford Saturday, March 16: NFL Div 4: Leitrim v Waterford
Saturday, March 23: U-21 Championship: Leitrim v Roscommon
Sunday, March 24: NFL Div 4: Tipperary v Leitrim; NHL Div 3B: Sligo v Leitrim.
Sunday, March 31: NHL Div 3B: Warwickshire v Leitrim.
Sunday, April 7: NFL Div 4: Leitrim v London.
Sunday, May 5: Connacht SFC: New York v Leitrim
Friday, May 11: Connacht JFC: Sligo or Mayo v Leitrim
Saturday, June 22: Conancht MFC: Mayo v Leitrim
Sunday, June 30: Connacht MFC: Mayo or Leitrim v Galway.
Sunday, July 21: Connacht SFC & MFC Finals.
Wednesday, July 31: Connacht U21 B Hurling Championship: Leitrim v Sligo.
Monday, October 28: AIB Connacht Club Junior Hurling Semi-Final: Sligo v Leitrim
November 3: AIB Connacht Junior Club Semi-Final: Sligo or Roscommon v Leitrim
November 4: AIB Connacht Intermediate Club Semi-Final: Leitrim v Roscommon
November 10: AIB Connacht Club Semi-Final: Sligo or Roscommon v Leitrim